Meyers And Mulvaney Named UMass/Dinn Bros. Co-Athletes Of The Week
Oct. 14, 2008
AMHERST, Mass. - Atlantic 10 Cross Country Performer of the Week Andrew Mulvaney and Hockey East's Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week Dan Meyers have been named the UMass/Dinn Bros. Co-Athletes of the Week. Mulvaney took ninth among 316 runners at the New England Championships, while Meyers helped the hockey team to a 1-1 weekend with a career-high 40 saves in the upset of No. 5 North Dakota.
The duo will be honored on Wednesday at the Weekly UMass Sports Luncheon which will be held in room 1009 of the Campus Center. In addition to Meyers and Mulvaney, football head coach Don Brown, Director of Athletics John McCutcheon, ice hockey head coach Don "Toot" Cahoon and cross country head coach Ken O'Brien will all speak at the luncheon on Wednesday. The Luncheon runs from Noon to 1 p.m. and features a full salad-to-dessert meal for just $10.00. For reservations call 413-545-4290.
Mulvaney (South Hadley, Mass.) was named the Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week on Monday. This is the second time this season that Mulvaney has led the Minutemen in a race, propelling the team to a fifth place overall finish at the New England Championships.
Mulvaney ran the 8K course at Franklin Park in 25:00, only twenty-five seconds behind the leader of the pack. Previous to this race, Mulvaney had never scored for the Minutemen at the New England's. As a team, the Minutemen ranked fifth of 47 teams competing in Boston, Mass. This is the first time Mulvaney has received Atlantic 10 weekly honors.
The Minutemen return to action this Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. for the ISU Pre-Nationals at Indiana State.
For his efforts in getting UMass off to a split weekend at the Ice Breaker Invitational, junior goalie Dan Meyers was named the Hockey East Pure Hockey Defensive Player Of The Week as announced by the league office on Monday. Meyers made a career-high 40 saves in the win over No. 5 North Dakota on Saturday. For the weekend, he made 53 saves, while posting a 2.51 goals against average and a .914 save percentage.
This is Meyers' first career Hockey East weekly honor and first UMass/Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week honor.
The native of Voorhees, N.J., was pivotal in UMass' win over the Fighting Sioux as he turned away 16 shots in the second period and 18 in the third period.
Against No. 12 Michigan State, he made 13 saves in the loss.
Meyers' has played in 12 career games after the weekend making eight starts. For his career, he has recorded a 2.68 goals against average and a .907 save percentage with a 5-4-0 record.
No. 5 North Dakota was the highest-ranked opponent the Minutemen have defeated since beating No. 4 Colorado College on Dec. 30, 2008 to win the Lightning College Hockey Classic in Tampa, Fla.
The Mass Attack will return to action next Tuesday at Rensselaer in Troy, N.Y. (7:00 PM).